Lithium latest news

  • October 2016

    FMC enters lithium carbonate supply deal with Nemaska

    31 October 2016

    The agreement will support FMC’s plans to triple its lithium hydroxide capacity by 2019.

  • Orocobre reports first full quarter of production

    28 October 2016

    No mention of nameplate capacity in the results as the company indicates a 24% rise in prices.

  • Imerys: ‘Low point of profits behind us’

    28 October 2016

    Imerys’ executives believe the most challenging phases in the market have now passed, as the company posts positive results and bets on the recent SPAR acquisition and the positive progress of the Alteo takeover to revamp its refractory and foundry operations.

  • Imerys post growth as refractories still challenging

    27 October 2016

    The positive injection of revenues from strategic acquisitions carried out in 2015 has been key for Imerys’ finances, as the company recorded improvement in both revenues and margins in the nine months of 2016. The refractory divisions remain weak, as the Alteo merger is hoped to be concluded by year-end.

  • Tesla turns a profit

    27 October 2016

    Q3 results reveal a net income for the first time in three years

  • AMG appoints Outotec to construct Brazilian lithium plant

    27 October 2016

    AMG gets the ball rolling on its proposed Brazilian facility, where it will recover lithium concentrates from tailings of its existing tantalum operations, with the appointment of Outotec.

  • Global Mining Finance: Investing in Iran getting ‘easier’

    27 October 2016

    With a treasure trove of 68 minerals and the government's will to bring in international capital, investors were told that they should be looking at Iran as a business prospect for mining commodities including dolomite, bauxite and rare earths.

  • Galaxy receives port permits for spodumene shipments

    26 October 2016

    Spodumene will be exported from Western Australia’s Port of Esperance, now that mica content conditions have been reached.

  • Daimler to build second German Li-ion factory

    25 October 2016

    Construction of the new plant marks the automaker’s further commitment to electrification as electric vehicles move further into the international spotlight.

  • Pilbara, MinRes agree settlement in spodumene dispute

    25 October 2016

    Mineral Resources is to receive a A$50m-stake in Pilbara Minerals in exchange for giving up claims over the Pilangoora resource.

  • Lithium offer prices higher than anticipated: buyers

    21 October 2016

    Initial offers from China have exceeded buyer expectations, although South American producers are said to still be holding off on making price proposals. Suppliers, meanwhile have expressed frustration at the “unrealistic” expectations of some buyers.

  • Lithium Juniors News in Brief 21 October

    21 October 2016

    A brief roundup of notable junior activity in the lithium industry.

  • Pilbara, MinRes dispute to avoid court

    18 October 2016

    A spodumene offtake disagreement between the ASX juniors will now be settled over the next week by an independent expert, with an application approved to prevent proceedings reaching the Western Australian Supreme Court.

  • Mining Finance: Investing in Iran getting 'easier'

    14 October 2016

    With a treasure trove of 68 minerals and the government's will to bring in international capital, investors were told that they should be looking at Iran as a business prospect for mining commodities including dolomite, bauxite and rare earths.

  • Price Briefing 7-13 October 2016

    14 October 2016

    Chinese-origin bauxite and fused alumina spot prices gained and chemical grade chromite tags rose on tight supply. while metspar prices fell and 2017 lithium contract talks continued to stall.

  • Lithium market sceptical on oversupply forecast

    13 October 2016

    Lithium buyers and sellers this week played down a forecast of a future supply glut in the market as efforts remain focused on settling the 2017 contract prices.

  • Samsung cuts Q3 earnings over Note 7 wind down

    12 October 2016

    As Samsung stops production of the mobile device and slashes earnings over safety concerns, players in the lithium market remained unfazed regarding the potential of any knock-on effects to consumer perception of lithium-ion technology.

  • Price Briefing 30 September - 7 October

    07 October 2016

    TiO2 prices increases in the US and China, antimony trioxide price drop following a spike in September, iodine value fell, chromite price increase while lithium annual contract talks stall. Graphite, bauxite and brown fused alumina price flat week-on-week.

  • Producers play a waiting game with 2017 lithium contracts

    07 October 2016

    Some indication that 2017 contracts may be on similar levels to current quarterly contracts as Mt Cattlin delay frustrates the market.

  • US DoD to double stocks of Li-ion cathode materials

    05 October 2016

    The DLA has doubled the volume of lithium-ion battery cathode materials lithium cobalt oxide and lithium nickel cobalt aluminium oxide that it is permitted to add to the national defense stockpile during the upcoming financial year.

  • Pilbara, MinRes offtake dispute continues

    04 October 2016

    A disagreement between the two lithium juniors over a spodumene offtake deal has escalated, with MinRes pushing for the involvement of the Western Australia Supreme Court while Pilbara insists an expert opinion should be allowed to resolve the matter.

  • Lithium Juniors News in Brief 4 October

    04 October 2016

    A brief roundup of notable junior activity in the lithium industry.

  • Panasonic develops new Li-ion battery

    04 October 2016

    A new thin, flexible battery developed by the Japanese technology firm will target wearables and card devices.

  • Tesla on track for H2 deliveries

    03 October 2016

    The EV producer maintained its H2 delivery guidance after increasing Q3 deliveries by 70% over Q2.

  • China continuing to lead EV charge

    03 October 2016

    China still leading EV demand with on demand movement fleet a key driver. Europe, meanwhile, is leading in EV standardisation.